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2018 Kia Sportage


City 20 - 23 MPG Hwy 23 - 30 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.9 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 4.9
Interior 4.9
Comfort 4.9
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.9
Amazing First Car

by NataliaC from Scottsdale, Arizona | January 10, 2020

After testing out many similar cars, this car was one that I immediately felt safe in. It’s comfortable and heavy, yet you feel like you can zip around quickly. Although this is a first car, it would work great for any family. It is smooth, it has tons of room on the inside, and there’s a lot of room in the back to store stuff.

Best vehicle I have ever owned.

by Rien Heitzmann from San Tan Valley, AZ | January 02, 2020

This car is better than I ever expected. I am now a SPORTAGE fan. I have driven a Buick Enclave and the Kia Sportage blows the Enclave out of the water.

So far, so good with the reliability.

by Uncle Matt from St Louis Missouri | December 12, 2019

I traded my Kia Soul for the bigger Sportage that I can tow with. This is my second Sportage and l liked them both. In fact, I've had a total of 5 Kias purchased primarily for the warranty. I've found them to be a high quality, fun vehicle. They don't seem to be built down to a price. My girlfriend and her son both bought Kia's on my recommendation, and so far, they love em!

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2018 Kia Sportage Overview

The 2018 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV that was redesigned last year. Maximum rear cargo capacity is 30.7 cubic feet.

Three trims are available: the LX, EX, and SX Turbo.

Under the hood, the LX and EX trims are powered by a standard 181-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and front- (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). The SX Turbo trim has a 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. However, horsepower slightly decreases to 237-hp with AWD. Fuel economy for the 2.4-liter/FWD model is an EPA-estimated 22/29 mpg city/highway. With AWD, the rating dips to 21/25 mpg. The turbocharged 2.0-liter/FWD model has a 21/26 mpg rating. That rating drops to 20/23 mpg with AWD.